Example Midterm Test Questions
1. List the 5 steps (exact commands) you would enter in order to
format an ext3 file system on hard drive partition /dev/sdb2,
label it BACKUP, set its maximum mount count to 50, check it for
errors and mount it on directory /mnt.
You should assume the mount point and the hard drive partition
already exist and that the partition has never been formatted.
[ Each command is worth one mark. ]
1st COMMAND: mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb2
2nd COMMAND:e2label /dev/sdb2 BACKUP
3rd COMMAND: tune2fs -c 50 /dev/sdb2
4th COMMAND: e2fsck -ycfv /dev/sdb2
5th COMMAND: mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt
2. Describe the process of use LVM to extent a partition also label the new partition.
1st COMMAND: fdisk /dev/sdb
2nd COMMAND: pvcreate /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb2
3rd COMMAND: vgcreate /dev/sdb1
4th COMMAND: lvcreate -n home --size 500M seneca
5th COMMAND: mkfs.ext3 /dev/seneca/home
6th COMMAND: mount /dev/seneca/home /mnt
7th COMMAND: e2label /dev/seneca/home myhome
8th COMMAND: vgextend seneca /dev/sda2
9th COMMAND: lvextend -L+1G /dev/seneca/home
10th COMMAND: resize2fs /dev/seneca/home